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Hospital volunteers help make surgery a less stressful event By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo Caption: Alexandra K

First Nations man finds reconciliation in Sacred Heart

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Priest who fled Vietnam now sponsoring refugees

Don’t take freedom for granted, says priest who fled Vietnam By Agnieszka Krawczynski MAPLE RIDGE Photo

We must confess sins just as Jesus told us to

We must confess sins just as Jesus told us to Graham Osborne Photo Caption: The Confession, a 19th Century pai

Priest fled communism, not his country

Father Tran returns to Vietnam on medical missions By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo Caption: Fr. Tien Tran (BCC

Local

UBC honours Catholic pharmacist

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Cristina Alarcon gets Educator of the Year Award By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo Caption: Paulo Tchen, UBC lecturer, presents an award to pharmacist Cristina Alarcon June 1. She was recognized for going above and...
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Tales of an unlikely missionary

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Service in Thailand was God’s idea, not hers By Agnieszka Krawczynski MAPLE RIDGE Photo Caption: Lorraine Shelstad holds up a copy of her book, Betel Nut in My Roses, published in 2016. She spent...
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Catholic health-care advocate honoured

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Susan House receives Lifetime Achievement Award By Agnieszka Krawczynski Photo Caption: Susan House (centre), former executive director for the Catholic Health Association of B.C., was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award in June....
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Op-Ed

Raising a glass to Canada's founding debates

- Friday, 30 June 2017

Raising a glass to Canada's founding debates BY C.S. MORRISSEY The Roman statesman and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero teaches us a word we can use to toast Canada's sesquicentennial, writes C.S. Morrissey. As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, we have the chance to use a rare word: sesquicentennial. The Latin word sesqui turns the number following it into “one and a half” of whatever that number is. Since a centennial marks a one hundred year anniversary, a sesquicentennial makes it one hundred and fifty. While...
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There were eight popes who forged my priesthood

- Tuesday, 27 June 2017

There were eight popes who forged my priesthood by Msgr. Pedro Lopez-Gallo Photo Caption: Pope Pius XI was elected shortly before the situation in Mexico became dire. Due to the shortage of priests in the country, the pontiff appointed Msgr. Lopez-Gallo's mother to distribute communion to the wounded. (wikimedia.org) Pius XI (1922-1939) was elected Pope in February 1922 at a time when severe restrictions...
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Canadian

Committee report on violent pornography ‘disappointing’

Monday, 26 June 2017
Anti-porn advocacy groups worry children can access material By Deborah Gyapong
 OTTAWA (CCN) Photo: Arnold Viersen. The federal health committee’s June 9 report on the public health effects of violent and degrading pornography has left...
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Judge strikes down abortion censorship law

Monday, 26 June 2017
Blogger surprised and pleased with ruling By Deborah Gyapong
 OTTAWA (CCN) Photo: Constitutional lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos (left) stands with blogger Patricia Maloney and ARPA lawyers John Sikkema and Andre Schutten at the Ottawa courthouse...
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Carney students journey north

Monday, 05 June 2017
Grades 11, 12 connect with Yellowknife First Nations By Josh Tng
 PORT COQUITLAM Catholic high school students in the Archdiocese of Vancouver often go on mission trips to help out in impoverished countries, but...
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Sports

Small schools celebrate big victories

Monday, 26 June 2017
St. Catherine’s, St. Joseph the Worker tie for first at CISVA meet By Agnieszka Krawczynski
 BURNABY Photo: Athletes from St. Joseph the Worker school and their teachers and coaches hold a trophy as they...
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The Gospel according to football

Thursday, 19 January 2017
Terry Fox’s football triumph has roots in Catholic faith By Josh Tng Photo Caption: Tom Kubada (left) and Martin McDonnell hold up the provincial champions banner. The Terry Fox Ravens were the senior...
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Christians skate with Columbus Blue Jackets

Sunday, 15 January 2017
Faith helps fine-tune our God-given talents By Pat Macken Courtesty of Columbus Blue Jackets Photo Caption: Columbus Blue Jackets' Foligno grew up in the Catholic Church and was taught, how we play hockey...
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Special

Joint Declaration between Pope Francis & Russian Patriarch

- Friday, 19 February 2016

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God the Father and the fellowship of the holy Spirit be with all of you” (2 Cor 13:13). 1. By God the Father’s will, from which all gifts come, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with...
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